Lunch Adventure: The Tamale Spaceship

There are few things in life I enjoy more than chicken tamales.
One of them is duck tamales.
And other is buying any kind of tamale off the back of a truck from a crazy man in a Mexican wrestler mask and sequin sombrero.
Lucky for me, The Tamale Spaceship (yes, that’s what it is called) parks around the corner from my office just about every week. 
Wait? You buy your lunch off the back of the truck from a crazy man in a luchador mask? 
I’m jealous. Lunch doesn’t get any better than that now does it?
Well, actually, yes. Sometimes it does; if you time it right, the Chicago Cupcake truck will park one over and you can hit your sweet tooth and your tamale tooth in one swoop. Even better, move 20′ west and you can eat it in the sunshine overlooking the Chagall. Not a bad way to spend a Friday.
I highly recommend the peanut butter cup cupcake. It has a crunchy cookie bottom and whole peanut butter cup cooked in the middle. If you can make it through the whole thing by yourself you deserve a hug.  
Or maybe another tamale…
Happy Friday 🙂 


  1. Samantha says

    Duck tots. Food truck in Durham, NC. Worth the road trip only for those. They’ve even saved my life a couple of times.

  2. Ash Culpepper says

    Oh good night, I want a tamale spaceship! lol

  3. Wilsturgis says

    I have a question that doesn’t relate to tamales, if you can imagine. I found your blog when I was going to make my own billy balls out of wool, and I found your tutorial about coffee filter cherry blossoms, of which I’ve made three and no billy balls. I follow you on facebook and also get emails which is very convienient since i cant be bothered. But it occurred to me that since you have marvelous ideas that i should go to your blog so it shows that people are interested in your blog and maybe it generates some revenue or something for you? Maybe it doesnt matter? what ever is easiest for me would be great obviously. You are awesome. I bought two jars of coconut oil before I even knew what I was going to do with them.

  4. nutbirds says

    The only thing I understood about this post was truck, the Chagall (you showed it all wrapped up during some protest), and peanut butter cup. Am I That hopelessly outdated? Translation please.

  5. Candace Jedrowicz says

    Ooh! Yum! I may actually be drooling right now.

  6. Michelle L says

    oh, yummers! My friend Gina makes them and was telling me the ingredients, but didn’t know the English word for lard. So she translated it “the best part of the pig.”

  7. says

    Good grief Aunt Peaches you have given our jealousy bone one serious tickle! Next time you take a ride on the Spaceship, would you please ask the Luchador where he got that crazy-butt bobble head doll? I’m thinking Christmas for the human.

  8. Steff says

    I’ll be googling Tamales. (Britain does not seem to serve Tamales, not even from a spaceship. Bummer) But I just know that whatever it is, it won’t ever be as amazing as it is when served by a dude that might or might not be Jack Black.

  9. says

    Dang girl, I am lucky if Richmond has a hot dog cart. Sometimes there is a curry truck but never when I am there it seems. Lucky duck…literally! Oh my goodness…I am even more jealous of the cupcake.

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